What is this weird pink blob on my rocks and coral

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  1. Luke iskra

    Luke iskra Well-Known Member

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    hey guys I’ve been having a few issues with my tank these last few weeks I’ve noticed i have some weird pink blob on my rocks here and there mostly every rock has atleast one now i noticed it on my hammer head corals stems i have some pictures of i poked out with my tweezers but they basically just broke up into goo

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    Reeferdood Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    It could be flatworms, do you dip your corals before putting them in your system?
     
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    Luke iskra Well-Known Member

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    I’m fairly new to reefing didn’t know about dipping corals till recently but if it was flag worms they’d move around no?
     
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    They do but really slowly. I have seen them completely cover a frogspawn and were invisible to the naked eye.
    Do you ever see the blobs on the glass?
     
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    Luke iskra Well-Known Member

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    No i haven’t seen them move or on glass mostly in holes of rocks and on my hammer
     
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    cloak Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    If they're not moving at all they're probably just sponges of some sort. Definitely keep your eye on them though just in case. GL.
     
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    Luke iskra Well-Known Member

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    Same spot for days should i remove the head and clean it
     
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    ca1ore Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Reef Tank 365 R2R TV Featured Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Regardless of whether they've moved, they look like flatworms to me.
     
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    Luke iskra Well-Known Member

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    hmm flat worms come in pink? how would i go about getting rid of this? i only got like 3-5 of them all in the same spots for days now growing
     
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    Hans-Werner Well-Known Member

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    The first image looks like a Waminoa flatworm to me.
     
  11. reef lover

    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    Easy solution...scrub the base if theyre polyclads theyll come off...
     
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